May 6, 2021
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Tap Into These Weather Resources Every Day for a Top Crop

As the resident weather guy I’m often asked which weather sources I trust. There are a lot of options out there, some better than others. The truth is the […]
April 8, 2021

Our Top 5 Planting Blogs Compiled for You!  

It seems every year we could all use a refresher on when it’s time to roll those planters. Looking at the current NOAA 6-10 and 8-14 […]
April 2, 2021

3 Things That Make For Dry Soil Planting Success

The current dry soil planting profile presents a set of challenges we haven’t faced in a number of years. But before we delve into that too […]
March 27, 2021

3 Quick Steps to Get FieldView Ready to Roll This Spring

With less snow this year than the last few, I know you’re anxious to get out in the field. The warmer weather is also giving us more time to prep our […]
May 28, 2020
Stand Evaluation

How Does Your Corn Stand Up? Adam’s Evaluation Tips.

The corn is emerging and now is the best time to walk your fields and assess your planting quality. There are two methods I use to determine population. The “row length” evaluation […]
May 19, 2020

The Soybean Population Sweet-Spot: NDSU & PFS Agree!

As May rolls in, so does spring fever! Spring fever symptoms are those very familiar to farmers: restlessness, loss of appetite, and daydreaming as we wait for the planters to […]
April 30, 2020

Unrecoverable: Three Corn Planting Sins to Avoid

There are certain mistakes made in life that can be compensated for: Overcook a hamburger? Just add a little extra cheese or ketchup! Stayed up too […]
March 4, 2020

5 Questions to Ask When Planting into High Residue Fields

With the limited fieldwork completed last fall, many area farmers are trying to figure out how to manage residue left in the fields. If you’re already […]
April 3, 2019

Goss’s Wilt Can be Prevented Today with 3 Key Steps

The snow is melting and the black of the fields in the Red River Valley is starting to show through. Although corn planting is still a […]
June 28, 2018

The Only Constant is Change

“The check is in the mail.” “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”  And, “After the merger/buyout, nothing will really change.” Those are popular […]
June 7, 2018

Scout Now, Profit Later. Top Scouting Tips for a Successful Year

If you’re like us, then you’re feeling pretty great to be back out there doing what you love after that long winter. There’s nothing like getting […]
May 17, 2018

Best Practices for a Better Soybean Crop

We started our Ole & Sven plots in 2004. Our intent has always been to bring something more to area growers than just hybrid and variety […]